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Service Status
USA Retired
Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Service Years
1946 - 1969
Last MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Lieutenant Colonel

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award

Airborne Glider BadgeMaster Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)
Machine Gun
Korea - Jump Wings

Merchant Marine Atlantic War Zone Medal
Criteria
The Merchant Marine Atalantic War Zone Medal is awarded to officers and men of ships operated by the War Shipping Administration for service in the Atlantic War Zone between December 7, 1941, and Nove... More
Comments
Comments Pending
2003
Service to 1969
United Nations Command (UNC)
United Nations Command (UNC)
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
Seoul - Korea, South
MOS
11A-Infantry Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Colonel
1968 - 1969
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Joint Service Commendation Medal is awarded in the name of the Secretary of Defense to members of the Armed Forces who, while assigned to a joint activity, distinguish themselves by outstanding ac... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1969
Army Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement,... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1969
US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Location
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Colonel
1966 - 1968
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
MACV Phu Cat
MACV Phu Cat
Rank
Major
Location
Phu Cat - Vietnam, South
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Major
1966 - 1966
HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Rank
Major
Location
Pleiku - Vietnam, South
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Major
1965 - 1966
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1966
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1966
Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Silver Star Individual Citation
Criteria
Awarded by the Vietnam Government to military personnel who have accomplished deeds of valor or displayed heroic conduct while fighting the enemy and have been cited individually at the regiment, brig... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1966
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout... More
Description
Description Pending
1966
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Criteria
This medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who: 1. Served for 6 months in South Vietnam during the period 1 Mar 61 and 28 Mar 73; or 2. Served outside the geographical l... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1966
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
Description
This campaign was from 1 July 1966 to 31 May 1967. United States operations after 1 July 1966 were a continuation of the earlier counteroffensive campaign. Recognizing the interdependence of political... More
1966 - 1966
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
Description
This campaign was from 25 December 1965 to 30 June 1966. United States operations after 1 July 1966 were a continuation of the earlier counteroffensive campaign. Recognizing the interdependence of pol... More
1965 - 1966
6th Special Forces Group
6th Special Forces Group
Rank
Major
Location
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Major
1964 - 1965
Air Medal (Army/Air Force)
Criteria
The Air Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement, or by meritorious service while partic... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1965
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1965
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1965
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Reserve Medal is awarded to United States Armed Forces Reserve component members (or former members) who complete (or have completed) a total of ten years service. This service need n... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1965
Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Gold Star Individual Citation
Criteria
Awarded by the Vietnam Government to military personnel who have accomplished deeds of valor or displayed heroic conduct while fighting the enemy and have been cited individually at the regiment, brig... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1965
Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
Description
This campaign was 8 March to 24 December 1965. During this campaign the U.S. objective was to hold off the enemy while gaining time needed to build base camps and logistical facilities. The U.S. also ... More
1965 - 1965
1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Rank
Major
Location
Kempo - Korea, South
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Major
1963 - 1964
Korean Defense Service Medal (1954-TBD)
Criteria
This medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who have been assigned, attached, or mobilized to units operating in the area of eligibility for thirty consecutive or for six... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1964
(DLI West) Korean Language Course
(DLI West) Korean Language Course
Rank
Captain
Location
Presidio of Monterey - California
MOS
6-Student Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain
1962 - 1963
7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Rank
Captain
Location
Ft. Bragg, NC - United States
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain
1961 - 1963
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1962
Operation White Star
Description
Operation White Star (also known as Project White Star) was the code name for a United States military advisory mission to Laos during the first years of the Second Indochina War, which would eventual... More
1962 - 1962
77th Special Forces Group
77th Special Forces Group
Rank
Captain
Location
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Captain
1959 - 1961
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1961
Battle of Go Cong
Description
The Battle of Go Cong was a small battle during the Vietnam War. It took place on September 3, 1963 near Gò Công, Tiền Giang Province, after the General Staff of the Viet Cong (VC) called for "another... More
1960 - 1960
Service Company, 1st Armored Rifle Battalion, 6th Infantry
Service Company, 1st Armored Rifle Battalion, 6th Infantry
Rank
First Lieutenant
Location
Berlin - Germany
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
Show Comments
First Lieutenant
1955 - 1959
Legion of Merit
Criteria
The Legion of Merit is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States without degree for exceptionally outstanding conduct in the performance of meritorious service to the United States. ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1959
Army of Occupation Medal 1945-1990
Criteria
The Army of Occupation Medal is a military award of the United States military which was established by the United States War Department on 5 April 1946. The medal was created in the aftermath of the ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1959
F Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry
F Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry
Rank
First Lieutenant
Location
Fort Lewis - Washington
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
First Lieutenant
1954 - 1955
F Company, 2nd Battalion, 123rd Infantry
F Company, 2nd Battalion, 123rd Infantry
Rank
First Lieutenant
Location
Fort Lewis - Washington
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
First Lieutenant
1953 - 1954
Officer Candidate School (Infantry) Fort Benning, GA
Officer Candidate School (Infantry) Fort Benning, GA
Rank
Officer Candidate
Location
Fort Benning - Georgia
MOS
6-Student Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
Officer Candidate
1952 - 1953
Korean War
Description
The Korean War; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came t... More
1950 - 1953
108th Counter Intelligence Corps
108th Counter Intelligence Corps
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
New York - New York
MOS
3945-Photography Laboratory Specialist
Comments
Comments Pending
Staff Sergeant
1951 - 1952
11th Airborne Division
11th Airborne Division
Rank
Corporal
Location
Korea - Korea, North
MOS
1745-Rifle Platoon or Squad Leader
Comments
Comments Pending
Corporal
1950 - 1951
Army Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Army Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members of the Army who distinguish themselves by exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity during a specified period of conti... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Army of Occupation Medal 1945-1990
Criteria
The Army of Occupation Medal is a military award of the United States military which was established by the United States War Department on 5 April 1946. The medal was created in the aftermath of the ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignment or on temporary... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Korea Service Medal
Devices : Bronze Arrowhead
Criteria
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignment or on temporary... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignment or on temporary... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignment or on temporary... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Korean Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation is a military unit award issued by the government of South Korea to both South Korean and foreign military units.
Description
Description Pending
1951
United Nations Service Medal (Korea)
Criteria
The United Nations Korean Medal was generally awarded for any period of service while assigned as a member of the Armed Forces dispatched to Korea or adjacent areas for service on behalf of the United... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Criteria
Criteria for award of the Republic of Korea Korean War Service Medal (ROK KWSM) have been established by the ROK government. To qualify for the medal, the veteran must have: Served between the outbrea... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1951
Operation Tomahawk
Description
Operation Tomahawk was an airborne military operation by the 187th Regimental Combat Team (RCT) on 23 March 1951 at Munsan-ni as part of Operation Courageous in the Korean War. Operation Courageous wa... More
1951 - 1951
Battle of Kapyong
Description
The Battle of Kapyong, also known as the Battle of Jiaping, was fought during the Korean War between United Nations (UN) forces—primarily Australian and Canadian—and the Chinese communist People's Vol... More
1951 - 1951
13th Signal Company
13th Signal Company
Rank
Corporal
MOS
152-Photographer
Comments
Comments Pending
Corporal
1950 - 1950
(26V AIT) Strategic Microwave Systems Repairer Course
(26V AIT) Strategic Microwave Systems Repairer Course
Rank
Corporal
Location
Fort Monmouth - New Jersey
MOS
941-Camera Technician
Comments
Comments Pending
Corporal
1949 - 1950
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1950
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignment or on temporary... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1950
Korea Service Medal
Criteria
The Korean Service Medal was awarded for service between the outbreak of hostilities (June 25, 1950) and the date the armistice was signed (July 27, 1953); Been on permanent assignment or on temporary... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1950
Battle of Pusan Perimeter
Description
From the outbreak of the Korean War following the invasion of South Korea by North Korea on 25 June 1950, the North Korean Korean People's Army had enjoyed superiority in both manpower and eq
... More
1950 - 1950
San Jose Project
San Jose Project
Rank
Private First Class
Location
St. Thomas - Virgin Islands
Comments
Comments Pending
Private First Class
1949 - 1949
US ARMY Signal Corps Photographic Center, Signal Center & School (Cadre) Fort Gordon, GA
US ARMY Signal Corps Photographic Center, Signal Center & School (Cadre) Fort Gordon, GA
Rank
Private (E-2)
MOS
3152-Photographer Still
Comments
Comments Pending
Private (E-2)
1948 - 1949
Basic Training (Fort Monmouth, NJ), A
School
Basic Training (Fort Monmouth, NJ)
Company
A
1948
3118th Signal Battalion
3118th Signal Battalion
Rank
Private First Class
Location
Frankfurt - Germany
MOS
667-Message Center Clerk
Comments
Comments Pending
Private First Class
1947 - 1947
HHC, 82nd Airborne Division
HHC, 82nd Airborne Division
Rank
Private (E-2)
Location
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
MOS
745-Rifleman
Comments
Comments Pending
Private (E-2)
1946 - 1947
HHC, 3rd Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry
HHC, 3rd Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry
Rank
Private (E-2)
Location
Ft. Bragg - North Carolina
MOS
745-Rifleman
Comments
Comments Pending
Private (E-2)
1946 - 1947
2nd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Bragg, NC), A
School
2nd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Bragg, NC)
Company
A
1946
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Comments
Comments Pending
1946
Service from 1946
US Merchant Marines
US Merchant Marines
Rank
Private
Location
Mediterrannean
Comments
Comments Pending
Private
1945 - 1946
Merchant Marine Atlantic War Zone Medal
Criteria
The Merchant Marine Atalantic War Zone Medal is awarded to officers and men of ships operated by the War Shipping Administration for service in the Atlantic War Zone between December 7, 1941, and Nove... More
Comments
Served on a liberty ship
1945
Merchant Marine Atlantic War Zone Medal
Criteria
The Merchant Marine Atalantic War Zone Medal is awarded to officers and men of ships operated by the War Shipping Administration for service in the Atlantic War Zone between December 7, 1941, and Nove... More
Comments
Served on a liberty ship
1945
Merchant Marine Atlantic War Zone Medal
Criteria
The Merchant Marine Atalantic War Zone Medal is awarded to officers and men of ships operated by the War Shipping Administration for service in the Atlantic War Zone between December 7, 1941, and Nove... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1945
Merchant Marine Atlantic War Zone Medal
Criteria
The Merchant Marine Atalantic War Zone Medal is awarded to officers and men of ships operated by the War Shipping Administration for service in the Atlantic War Zone between December 7, 1941, and Nove... More
Comments
served on aliberty ship
1945
Merchant Marine Atlantic War Zone Medal
Criteria
The Merchant Marine Atalantic War Zone Medal is awarded to officers and men of ships operated by the War Shipping Administration for service in the Atlantic War Zone between December 7, 1941, and Nove... More
Comments
served on a liberty ship
1945
Merchant Marine Mediterranean-Middle East War Zone Medal
Criteria
This decoration is awarded to officers and men of ships operated by the War Shipping Administration for service in the Mediterranean-Middle East War Zone between December 7, 1941, and November 8, 1945... More
Comments
served on a liberty ship
1945
Merchant Marine WW II Victory Medal
Criteria
This decoration is awarded to officers and men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who served aboard American-flagged merchant ships for at least 30 days between December 7, 1941, and September 3, 1945.
Comments
libery ship service
1945

 
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